'Biting, funny and brilliantly subversive; like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho' Louise O'Neill
'Had me hooked with its biting satire of the fashion world's dark underbelly. And what a heroine!' Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
'Funny, fierce, feminist' Red
RAGE Fashion Book is the world's most dynamic, ambitious magazine.
Its editors - like Cat Ono - have the power to change minds and the market.
They're savvy, sisterly and polished to perfection. Even the one found dead in her office.
Everyone thinks Hillary starved to death - but Cat knows her friend's dieting wasn't a capital P problem. If beauty kills, it'd take more than that. Hot-headed and fiercely feminist, Cat's sure she can match the investigating skills of Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case, and achieve sartorial fulfillment.
But going undercover, Cat's in over her head, and soon becomes snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturizer that will change her look - and outlook - forever.
Cat's about to find out what it really means to be a fashion victim.
Barbara Bourland lives in Baltimore, MD. I'll Eat When I'm Dead is her first novel. Formerly, she was a freelance writer for Forbes Traveler, Condé Nast Digital's Concierge.com, and a web producer for O, The Oprah Magazine and OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network.
I can't put I'll Eat When I'm Dead down, I LOVE it. Biting, funny, and brilliantly subversive; Bourland's debut is like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho. — Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking for It
I'll Eat When I'm Dead had me hooked with its biting satire of the fashion world's dark underbelly. And what a heroine! Anyone who has opened up a woman's magazine and despaired at the content should read this book. — Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Funny, fierce, feminist — Sarra Manning, Red
Sex. Drugs. Dries van Noten. I'll Eat When I'm Dead skewers Tribe Fashion with wit and wicked intelligence. From Finnish toast-only restaurants to kobe-beef hide bikinis and grandiose faux feminism, Barbara Bourland makes you laugh out loud, and keep turning the page. A deft, smart, and hilarious debut — Wednesday Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue
A reckless adventure in the world of starry-eyed models, dubiously sourced drugs, anorexia, and Instagram. But don't let the frills and flashbulbs fool you. Barbara Bourland is here to show you that fashion is a deadly serious business — Mikita Brottman, author of The Maximum Security Book Club
A smart feminist fashion manifesto packed with pulpy, sexy, murderous intrigue. Highly entertaining! — Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed
One part deliciously satirical send-up, one part murder mystery,I'll Eat When I'm Dead had me laughing out loud. This bold and wildly entertaining, in-your-face novel signals the arrival of Barbara Bourland as an exciting and savvy new voice — Sara Blaedel, #1 international bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls
A compulsively readable, satirical romp with a sharp and vicious twist, I'll Eat When I'm Dead is a timely, smart, and perceptive mystery — K.J Howe, author of The Freedom Broker
Bourland's delightfully snarky debut leans heavily on satire, poking razor-sharp fun at the beauty industry and the cut-throat world that Bess and Cat inhabit, and some scenes are laugh-out-loud funny. However, for all the outrageous (and eye-opening) focus on makeup, beauty, fashion, and of course, the desire to be thin, there are tantalizing glimpses of the vulnerability and insecurities beneath the surface. Death by beauty was never so much fun. — Kirkus